150 Years Austro-Japanese Relations

Practical Media Project for Students of Japanese Studies about the Milestones of a Long-Lasting-Friendship.

EN
"Archduke Franz-Ferdinand's Arrival at Shinbashi-Station in Tokyo", 新橋ステーション御着之圖.
© Weltmuseum Vienna

About the Project

October 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Austro-Japanese friendship-, trade and shipping treaty of 1869. The period is characterized by Japan’s opening after more than 250 years of self-imposed isolation and seclusion policy towards foreign countries (Edo-Period, 1600-1868). In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry of the United States Navy, commanding a squadron of military vessels, had forced the military regime of the Tokugawa-Shoguns to agree to negotiations about a treaty of trade and tariffs. Various European countries followed. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was the last country to sign such a treaty.

During the course of this lecture, guided by the journalist Judith Brandner, the students will do journalistic research about selected topics of the bilateral relations between Austria and Japan. The contributions will be presented on this website, using various forms of media such as audio, still images or video. At the end of the term, the results will showcase the broad variety and the many aspects of the bilateral relations. Selected articles will be published in "Brücke", the publication of the Austrian Japanese Society ÖJG

Topics

Team

Lead

Judith Brandner

Judith Brandner

Project leader „Media work for Japanese Studies Students”. Works multimedial as TV, Radio and Print Journalist as well as Host. Studied Japanese Studies and Translation. Lectorships in Vienna and Nagoya.

Editorial Team

Lisa Maria Braitner

Lisa Maria Braitner

Lisa Maria Braitner studies Japanese Studies and Art History at the University of Vienna.

Simone Fuchslueger

Simone Fuchslueger

Simone Fuchslueger studied German philology and German as a foreign and second language at the University of Vienna. Currently, she is a master student in Japanese Studies.

Yoshie Kagawa

Yoshie Kagawa

Grew up in Hiroshima, living in Vienna since 1992. After years of professional experience, studying now Japanese Studies since 2017. Making use of her insider and outsider perspective for translation work and Japan research.

Elena Koblizek

Elena Koblizek

Studying her master in Japanese Studies at University of Vienna, exchange year in Tokyo 2017/2018, practices japanese archery in Vienna for 3 years

Alexander Kuhn

Alexander Kuhn

Bachelor Student of Japanese Studies.

Alexander Pucher

Alexander Pucher

Student of the Viennese Japanese Studies

Claudia Stoica

Claudia Stoica

Master Student of Japanese Studies at the Unviersity of Vienna.

Gregor Wakounig

Gregor Wakounig

Master-student of japanese studies with journalistic background. Focusing my research on social movements, antifascism and rightwing-extremism, political participation, minorities, subculture and freedom of media. I'll take canned beer and bad punkrock over plastic luxury and good manners anytime. I speak 5 languages..

Olivia Sayaka Weiß

Olivia Sayaka Weiß

Studies Japanese Studies at the University of Vienna and finished the bachelor's degree in English and American Studies. Her mother is Japanese and has been interpreting for the Katsushika delegation for more than 25 years.

Technical Implementation

Matthias Huber

Matthias Huber

In charge of public relations, web- and social media-administration for the university's Japanese Studies section. Has lived and worked in Japan for a few years before coming to Vienna. Currently writing his dissertation on job satisfaction in Japan.

David Miladinović

David Miladinović

Japanese Studies Student at the University of Vienna. Does Photography, Music production and Frontend Development in his Freetime.

Julia Undeutsch

Japanese Studies at University of Vienna, Master student at Musicology Vienna, joined summer school program “Cool Japan” at Meiji University in Tokyo in 2017.

Japanese names are written in accordance with Japanese custom: Surname, given name